(Moultrie, Georgia, Observer) St. John’s leaves Episcopal Church over theological rift

Posted by Kendall Harmon

In a statement to his congregation on Sunday, July 29, Fr. McQueen stated that he can no longer remain in the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia due to serious theological differences with the diocese and national Episcopal Church. He invited all who were “willing to make a stand for the historic Christian faith” to join him in stepping out in faith to form a new church, St. Mark’s Anglican Church.

“It had reached a point for me personally where I believed that my adherence to the traditional, historic, catholic faith in a number of matters had been so compromised that I could not stay in the Episcopal Church. Though it is painful to leave the denomination in which I was baptized, confirmed, married, and ordained, I have no reservations about leaving. I firmly believe that God has been preparing me for this very day for a long time,” said Fr. McQueen.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)General Convention --Gen. Con. 2012TEC ConflictsTEC Conflicts: GeorgiaTEC Departing Parishes* Theology

Posted August 6, 2012 at 7:30 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Luke wrote:

Good luck from some who did it before you, and welcome to ACNA!

August 6, 12:48 pm | [comment link]
2. Ad Orientem wrote:

Best wishes to them in their journey. And I particularly applaud the classy exit, i.e. no messy fights over property. Just walk out the door with the last man out turning off the lights. This makes a far more powerful statement about their values and priorities than many people realize.

August 6, 7:35 pm | [comment link]
3. MichaelA wrote:

Apparently this parish was quite down some years ago, but under the leadership of the current rector and his team it has undergone a resurgence.

And TEC drives such people away ...

August 6, 8:21 pm | [comment link]
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